A Venetian Brocade A Venetian Brocade

Helen Douglas, Marina Warner

A Venetian Brocade

Weproductions, Yarrow, Scotland — 2010
SFr. 40.00 SFr. 60.00
Pages: 180
Edition: 100
Dimensions: 12.8 x 18 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9780955098710

From Tommaso Mocenigo’s tomb - its great curtain drawn back - the city of Venice unfolds in the hands of Douglas’ rich visual narrative, delighting in textural contrast and intricate layerings. As oneiric zone that Venice embodies, stone, brick, water, inside and out, near, far, night, day, east, west, past in present are juxtaposed and woven as one continuous brocade. Within each landscape-format spread an inner page is floated and embellished at its edge. Borders of brick dissolve as sky, images shift, merge and overlay, water laps and floods, whilst reflective glimmerings morph into mosaic and golden threads. As masterful threading within this Venetian Brocade - at its fore, Marina Warner contributes a dexterous story of unique, wondrous wide-eyed looking from East to West.

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